Organic, child friendly and free lawn care tips

Fancy some free lawn care tips ?

My hubby loves his garden and pre-kids we would spend a lot of money on it, making it beautiful. The lawn had to be just so and we would have pots and pots of gorgous flowers outside.

Now we don’t want any dodgy chemicals anywhere near the kids and we are on a major budget. In keeping with Bank Holiday tradition yesterday was a ‘mow the lawn’ day.  Having been sadly neglected over winter it was time to get our garden summer ready.

I hate to say it but it looked pretty rubbish once mowed! A bit patchy jaded and faded. Rather than rush out an buy lawn care products ( as we would have done pre-kids/budget I trawled the net for advice. These 2 top tips came up again and again and I thought I’d share them with you. They are


Here you go…..

  1. Only water when really dry so the roots are well watered. If you just wet the top you will encourage roots at the surface which are much more vulnerable to drought damage.
  2. Cut regularly and just lop off the top 1/3 (it’s about developing a healthy root system apparently!)

Now I am sure there are plenty of useful products that are child friendly and cheap out there but hey free advice on free options works for me. Good luck and if you know any other (free/child friendly) lawn care tricks please share them!


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  1. April 5, 2010 / 8:10 am

    Use the kids to help rake the lawn to remove any moss. My toddler has his own rake. Also make sure that its well air-ated and your your fork to spike holes into it. This will help improve its condition for the summer 🙂

  2. Becky
    April 5, 2010 / 8:15 am

    Thank you Claire – fab to get the kids involved and again a free child friendly idea x

  3. August 7, 2013 / 12:51 pm

    Hi Becky,

    Don’t use any dodgy chemicals anywhere in the garden and also near the kids. Keep lawn mower blades sharp. Dull blades will make your lawn mower work twice as hard and use more fuel.

    Leave grass clippings on your lawn or garden, it makes for great mulch and it won’t cost you a cent. Not to mention less work, and no racking or bagging requirements. If you want to know more in detail or want to discuss other query then visit us…….
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